Specific Learning Difficulties - What Teachers Need to Know

Learn how to support students with Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLD) with this informative guide. Covering common SpLDs, including dyslexia, dyspraxia, dyscalculia, Autism Spectrum Disorder, ADHD and OCD, this book offers practical tips for adapting lessons to suit the needs of the individual student and making your classroom inclusive.                       


The Dot by Peter H. Reynolds

An inspirational book that shows the importance of inspirational teachers who believe in the puils they teach.

As the demand of learning increases as students start their A-level studies it is important to know which students need help and support early on in their journey. This term Yes @ Richmond School and Richmond School Sixth Form Team are working with Do-IT Profiler to ensure students are provided with support early on in the academic year.

Do-IT Profiler provides staff with an instant view of their students' strengths and potential areas of challenge. It provides students with an overview of their personal profile and supports self-managed guidance and advice linked to Study Skills. The profiler doesn't focus on Dyslexia in isolation but looks at the overlap of Specific Learning Difficulties but also identifies strategies which will support those with no specific difficulties.


What the package contains:

The sixth form package has two modules, Learning Strengths and Challenges and Study Skills.


Learning Strengths and Challenges

 This module has 45 questions, and takes round 15 minutes to complete. It gathers information about the student’s reading, maths, attention, concentration, social, communication, planning and coordination skills.

This module screens for specific learning difficulties (also known as hidden impairments) and provides a means of seeing a complete picture of an student’s strengths and challenges, whilst providing tailored guidance, support and signposting.


Study Skills

Understanding study skills of a student can be essential to success in a school/college setting. Identifying weaknesses early on in student’s life and providing support can aid retention and improve outcomes.

This module asks 40 questions and takes round 10 - 15 minutes to complete. The questions relate to, reading/writing basics, reading for understanding/critical reflection, note-taking/planning for writing, examination skills, organisation/time management.


The Report

The report provides a top-level picture of the patterns of strengths and challenges for the student and the teacher.

Detailed personalised guidance is given in the context of the education setting, with strategies for success, and signposting. Dependent on responses, there are also links to a suite of resources such as short videos, and fact sheets to empower the student.

If you are not a student at Richmond School you can try the Do-It Profiler using the link below.

Try Do-It Profiler for £10.20 per student